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The box man : a novel

Author: Kōbō Abe
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage International edView all editions and formats
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Kobo Abe, the internationally acclaimed author of Woman in the Dunes, combines wildly imaginative fantasies and naturalistic prose to create narratives reminiscent of the work of Kafka and Beckett. In this eerie and evocative masterpiece, the nameless protagonist gives up his identity and the trappings of a normal life to live in a large cardboard box he wears over his head. Wandering the streets of Tokyo and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Abe, Kōbō, 1924-1993.
Box man.
New York : Vintage International, 2001
(DLC) 90020845
(OCoLC)22624301
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kōbō Abe
ISBN: 9780307813695 030781369X
OCLC Number: 774595279
Notes: Translation of: Hakootoko.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Other Titles: Hakootoko.
Responsibility: Kobo Abe ; translated by E. Dale Saunders.
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Kobo Abe, the internationally acclaimed author of Woman in the Dunes, combines wildly imaginative fantasies and naturalistic prose to create narratives reminiscent of the work of Kafka and Beckett. In this eerie and evocative masterpiece, the nameless protagonist gives up his identity and the trappings of a normal life to live in a large cardboard box he wears over his head. Wandering the streets of Tokyo and scribbling madly on the interior walls of his box, he describes the world outside as he sees or perhaps imagines it, a tenuous reality that seems to include a mysterious rifleman determined to shoot him, a seductive young nurse, and a doctor who wants to become a box man himself. The Box Man is a marvel of sheer originality and a bizarrely fascinating fable about the very nature of identity. Translated from the Japanese by E. Dale Saunders. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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